What Is Code?

Paul Ford wrote a 38,000 word article for Bloomberg Businessweek to explain what code is, its history, how it works and why it’s important to understand. This short visual essay was made to accompany the story, introducing and explaining the article.

Client: Bloomberg Businessweek
Produced by FCC
Directed, designed and animated by Bran Dougherty-Johnson
Animation by Scott Balles and Andrew Embury